Keep your garden looking fresh this summer

Keep your garden looking fresh this summer


Posted 13th Jun 2016

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To get the nation gardening smarter, Gardena has provided its top ten tips across three areas of garden maintenance.

Watering

· Keep flowering beds evenly moist. Water just one-two times per week, depending on the weather, with plenty of water.

· It’s better to water plants in the evening or early in the morning, when the soil is cooler, as less will evaporate than during the heat of the day.

· Avoid watering leaves or plant heads to avoid mould formation and water gently to avoid damage.

· Try an irrigation system if you are away a lot. With a water control they can regulate the amount of moisture in the soil and let more or less through depending on how the soil feels.


Lawn maintenance


· Protect your lawn from hot weather – temperatures of up to 26°C will promote the growth but anything above 30°C will stunt growth. If the temperature rises, avoid cutting the grass too short and instead leave it standing at about five centimetres – which will protect from the sun and prevent the soil from drying out.

· When watering the lawn, use 10-15 litres of water per square metre as a guide and be warned that over-watering can lead to mould formation.


Weeds


· To prevent the growth of weeds, plant beds densely, to minimise the space available for weeds to develop.

· The use of mulch will help to prevent weed seeds from sprouting.

· If attacking existing weeds, remove the source. Get to the roots by using a weeding trowel.

 

For more information and further tips for maintaining your garden please visit www.gardena.co.uk





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